Last year, Chelsea Handler, 36, spoke publicly about the abortion she had at age 16. Now, the talk show host/author is opening up further about the life-changing experience.
“I was so delusional,” Handler confessed during an interview on The Rosie Show earlier this week. “I was like, I’m ready for a baby.”
But while the New Jersey native felt she was ready to be a teen mom, it was her parents who convinced her to terminate the pregnancy.
I was trying to argue with them and they were like, ‘You don’t understand,” Handler said. “‘You’re throwing your entire life away. You’re not having a child right now. This is not what our family’s about. You know, you’re supposed to create a life for yourself, and we want you to enjoy your life and not be raising a child. And we’re certainly not going to raise it for you.’ “
The best-selling author and host of Chelsea Lately continued, “I wouldn’t be a good mother,” she said. “I have no regret at all.”